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  1. Yes, I read it back in 2016, and were actually following his advice, and I often refer back to that period of my life as a really good period of my life, when I was really balanced and happy. Somehow I got indulged in alcohol and partying again, unfortunately, because I was afraid of moving too far away from my friends and social circle.
  2. Thanks! How do you practice self love and acceptance? I am running twice a week, which I see as a form of self-love, I know I could be doing much more, but it's a start. I've been attending a Vipassana Retreat before, and was very much into meditation until I got my girlfriend, which I spend too much time on right now, would meditation be a form of self love and acceptance, I guess so right? I'm not so clever on the theory behind meditation.
  3. Awesome, thank you so much capriciousduck!!
  4. I am always giving wayyy too much of myself to other people, in hope that they will love me, appreciate me, and think I am a good person. This means that I am always prioritizing other people before myself, but under the surface, I get resentful if people don't give me back what I want from them. I want to fix this issue, but I need somewhere to start. Do you know any good books, videos, etc, on how to start prioritizing myself more, and stopping myself from giving too much of myself to other people, to value myself more in a sense.? Currently reading "No More Mr. Nice Guy" and it's amazing!
  5. Yeah, I'm probably way too affectionate and too clingy, we've been talking about that before. She also mentioned that she misses to miss me. I also only wants her to feel 100% free.
  6. Hey, I am 21. Yes she does, but probably in more subtle ways, like taking on clothing that she knows I like etc. Yes she felt bad over me crying.
  7. So my GF and I have been together for almost 9 months now, in a fantastic relationship, where we truly love each other! Although it feels like the relationship has started to take a turn now. We have been together for almost everyday the last couple of months, which may be too much. She's been talking with her coach, and now she has figured out that she needs more alone time, which is really hard for me to accept. I know it's super important to live out our individual lives, but it's really hard for me to swallow, that she doesn't want to focus on me 100%. I know it's very egoic to think that, but how can I start dealing with this? I know I have to live my own life too, I used to enjoy reading books, study self-help stuff and business stuff etc, but it's really hard for me to focus on this right now, when I just want to be with her all the time.. Logically, I know she still loves me, for sure, but it's like my feelings doesn't trust that she loves me. I'm doubting her love for me, maybe because I am feeling unworthy of love or unloveable in some sense, or maybe I don't trust myself? Any advice for this issue, is highly appreciated, I've been crying the last few days!
  8. Hi everyone, I thought this forum would be the best to ask my question regarding page 139 and 140 in The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. Articulating your unique ability "If you reflect on your unique ability, you'll probably find that it made its appearance early in your life. You used it, probably without being aware of it, to cope with stressful situations and optimize your ability to thrive".. (page 139) -> Then on page 140 he says: "That's the payoff I'd like you to get. To do that, I recommend that you deconstruct the set of Russian dolls until you uncover the one that contains your unique ability. Begin with a fundamental statement like this: I'm at my best when I'm ______________________ On page 139 he says that the unique ability is something that is often used as a coping mechanism to thrive better, but that doesn't necessarily mean that that is when I feel I'm at my best, as he says on page 140.. I'm a very empathic person and very creative. So what does he really mean here, what does he want me to write? I wrote this: I'm at my best when I'm in the mindset of knowing what other people need (empathy), then I came up with a new idea for this statement, and over that sentence I underlined I wrote I'm at my best when I'm creating/innovating. Personally I feel best when I am innovating and creating new things or planning for the future (life/business plans etc.) But I might be best at being empathic? How do you interpret these pages?
  9. Hi everyone, I thought this forum would be the best to ask my question regarding page 139 and 140 in The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. Articulating your unique ability "If you reflect on your unique ability, you'll probably find that it made its appearance early in your life. You used it, probably without being aware of it, to cope with stressful situations and optimize your ability to thrive".. (page 139) - Then on page 140 he says "That's the payoff I'd like you to get. To do that, I recommend that you deconstruct the set of Russian dolls until you uncover the one that contains your unique ability. Begin with a fundamental statement like this: I'm at my best when I'm ______________________ On page 139 he says that the unique ability is something that is often used as a coping mechanism to thrive better, but that doesn't necessarily mean that that is when I feel I'm at my best, as he says on page 140.. I'm a very empathic person and very creative. So what does he really mean here, what does he want me to write? I wrote this: I'm at my best when I'm in the mindset of knowing what other people need (empathy), then I came up with a new idea for this statement, and over that sentence I underlined I wrote I'm at my best when I'm creating/innovating. Personally I feel best when I am innovating and creating new things or planning for the future (life/business plans etc.) But I might be best at being empathic? How do you interpret these pages?
  10. You can't expect the entire forum here donating money to you for your life purpose course. I really agree with what Emerald said.
  11. Doing NoFap and Cold Showers? You’re in for a treat. NoFap and Cold Showers – Oh Sh*t – Okay, so you really want to go to the next level? Well, maybe you’re here, because you’ve figured out, that doing NoFap all by itself without adding any extra kick to it, is like a “pray-and-hope” mentality, for getting the benefits that you actually want to achieve, right? Like – Why else would you be here? So read on, and let me show you how to become a Fapstronaut God! Trust me, a lot of people are falling for the belief, that doing NoFap alone, can cure all your suffering in your life, by simply abstaining from touching your wiener and watching porn. I am sorry to spoil it to you, but that is far, far from reality. That is magical thinking my friend – Ground yourself and become a hardcore fapstronaut by doing NoFap and Cold Showers, that’s what a real fapstronaut is all about! Of course NoFap by itself comes with a lot of benefits, no doubt about that, but eventually you’ll get used to the benefits, and you’ll slowly start to crawl back into that ugly vicious cycle of bad habits. That’s why you should use NoFap as the golden opportunity of your life, to create healthy habits, that will help you to move towards the person you want to be! Like Cold Showers! Also, Cold Showers on NoFap will help you with curing your flatline, in case you didn’t know. You have to suffer to grow – The Key to master NoFap and Cold Showers So I guess you started this NoFap Lifestyle, because you wanted to achieve a higher state of your being, than the baseline of being that you are currently operating from, right? You believe that there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing, and hats off to you for that insight mate, that’s a great starting point for you to develop yourself, and achieve the greatest goods in this world! As we discussed earlier, NoFap gives you great benefits, which are wonderful! Increased testosterone, confidence, manliness, self-awareness, skin, hair, voice etc. It’s like getting reborn! But what you haven’t read about or noticed yet on the internet, is that these benefits don’t truly stay with you forever, if you just retain your semen until the day you die, you have to do more than that! The Scientific reasons and benefits for why you should do cold showers on NoFap Doing cold showers on NoFap, is probably one of the most widely used and widely known healthy habits you can create for yourself, that will ensure you reach your next levels of personal development, with more ease, clarity and focus than you could ever imagine possible. This is definitely only for the hardcore motherfu**ers out there, who really want to take their NoFap journey and self-development to a whole new dimension, in a short amount of time! Anyways, let’s get to the list of 6 Scientific Reasons and benefits for why you should do cold showers on NoFap! Drastic improvement in mood This improvement in mood is so extreme, that researchers are actually studying cold showers as a means to treat depression. It simply works like this: When you enter into a cold shower, it spikes your sympathetic nervous system, which stimulates your fight or flight response, which then leads to your body releasing massive amounts of norepinephrine, which is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter, which functions to control your levels of mood, attention, memory, focus and concentration, which are uber essential abilities to have in a world of noise and distractions. A lot of the anti-depressants that are available on the market today, are actually working by increasing the norepinephrine in your brain, because depression can lead to dangerously low amounts of norepinephrine, which results in lowered amounts of concentration, mood, focus, memory etc. Which are essential skills to have, when pursuing cold showers on nofap. One study found that when taking a cold shower in 14 degrees Celsius or 54 degrees Fahrenheit of cold water, the participant experienced a 530% increase in norepinephrine and 250% increase in dopamine! Both of these hormones/neurotransmitters work together to significantly make you feel more energetic and ready to take on your day! Reduced anxiety and inflammation Inflammation is a biological process, that serves the purpose of recovery and keeping further damage away. E.g. If you’re lifting weights, you’re tearing up your muscles, which leads to inflammation which then results in stronger and bigger muscles. But the problem that we face in modern society, is that we are not exposing ourselves to enough acute stressors, like lifting weights and taking cold showers, which is why we are going through the cycle of psychological stress, and thinking about future events or past events. This often results in negative emotions, and then these negative emotions are leading to the inflammatory response as well, as a result a lot of us are suffering from chronic inflammation, which is of course not beneficial, it is reducing your overall function of your entire body. The thing with cold showers is, as I mentioned before that norepinephrine, it relates to a decrease in a molecule called TNF alpha and TNF alpha is a potent inflammatory marker, so lower amounts of it correlates with lower amounts of inflammation and the lower amount of chronic inflammation you have, will lead to lower amounts of cortisol, and lower amounts of cortisol, will lead to higher amounts of testosterone! So chronic inflammation is destroying your body, but taking a cold shower is an acute stressor, which initiates a cascade of hormonal reactions which result in your body being able to function more efficiently and more optimally. Heightened Immune System The immune system is a collection of tissues, organs and cells that work together to protect your body infectious diseases, infection etc. The evidence of this is actually pretty clear, in one study they actually brought in over 3.000 participants between the ages of 18-46 and made them take a cold showers every day for 60 days! When they compared the people who took a cold shower, with the people who didn’t take a cold shower for 60 days, they found that the one who took a cold shower, actually had a 29% reduced work-related illness. Other studies have shown that men swimming in the winter months in cold water, actually has a 40% reduced incidence of tract infections and other similar infections. When you expose yourself to the acute stressor, that is cold water, then your body increases the amount of white blood cells in your body, and white blood cells are a crucial factor in your immune system, and higher amounts of blood cells, lead to a better management of infections, pathogens and any other outside factor that might affect your body negatively. This is why it is so incredibly important to do cold showers on nofap, you can’t be sick, when you’re pursuing the life of your dreams, ain’t nobody got time for that! Increase of fat loss The way that cold exposure can initiate an increase of fat loss, is through a process called thermogenesis. There are two types of thermogenesis, the first one is called “Shivering Thermogenesis”, so when you take a cold shower, your skin is immediately exposed to this water which is much more cold than your core body temperature. You begin shivering and your muscles begin contracting, which leads to heat production by the body, which results in fat loss. That is what thermogenesis is, as your body tries to produce heat, you’re losing calories, using energy which boosts your metabolism. But what is actually more interesting than “Shivering Thermogenesis” is “Non Shivering Thermogenesis”, where “Shivering Thermogenesis” takes place in your muscle contractions, “Non Shivering Thermogenesis” takes place in your adipose fat tissue. When you take NoFap cold showers or expose yourself to cold water, it releases a massive amount of norepinephrine and then norepinephrine increases the expression of something called “uncoupling protein”, and uncoupling protein basically uncouples the mitochondria in the cells and mitochondria if you didn’t know, are like a powerhouse of a cell. So when the mitochondria are coupled, there is basically a connection between the energy (ATP) and the transfer of electrons which is derived from food, and this basically creates an electrochemical gradient, inside the mitochondria which is negatively charged on the inside, and positively on the outside. When the cold water exposure activates the uncoupling protein, then the mitochondria uncouples, and get rids of the electrochemical gradient, that is established as well. In response to this, the mitochondria try to reconnect to other mitochondria, and in the process of that, they do so by transporting electrons which are derived from your body fat, which is fat oxidation basically. (Are you still with me, or is this getting too technical? ) So the uncoupling also increases metabolism, by increasing the amount of mitochondria within the adipose tissue, this causes a browning effect, and basically converts the white adipose tissue to its more metabolically brown adipose tissue. It’s called brown adipose tissue, because when it is observed under a microscope, it actually appears brown, because the excessive amounts of mitochondria in it, are making it appear brown. Eating the frog Yes, eating frogs are awesome, trust me! They can be hard to swallow, but once swallowed, your pain is over immediately! Eating the frog, is a concept that was created by Brian Tracy, maybe you’ve heard about him before? His books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide, created and produced over 500 video and audio learning programs, also sold worldwide, he is a widely known motivational speaker and so much more! His book “Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time” is all about starting your day with the biggest, most important and most dreaded task, which is often also the task that you’re most likely to dread on! Doing Cold Showers is a great example of eating the frog, or at least one of the bigger frogs you should be eating during your day (preferably the first thing you do as you wake up). As you do this, you’re conquering your day in the most hardcore way ever, where no one can really hurt you, because you’ve started tackling the biggest obstacles from the start of your day! Relaxing your mind All the above benefits aren’t bad right? So let’s top it off, with one of the benefits I personally enjoy the most, from doing cold showers and I am sure you will love this one! A standard view on what a cold shower is, is something uncomfortable, that makes you wide awake and even maybe anxious and stressful, but trust me on this, that is a very limited belief and perspective on what a cold shower actually is, it’s so much more. Cold showers is increasing your Glutathione in your blood, which is a very powerful antioxidant that is present in your body. It neutralizes toxins and unhealthy cells from your body, which results in a much more homeostatic body, that gives you relaxation on a whole new level. I always feel like I am in a kind of meditative state, after taking a cold shower. Even when I am in the cold shower actually, I typically stay there for as long as I can, and the longer I stay, the more relaxed I feel afterwards. If you have a lot of plans and a busy day facing you, I suggest you to not stay in the cold shower for too long, as it can make you really tired and drowsy. So to begin with, don’t go in there for more than 60 seconds. Unless you are following The Wim Hof Method Who is Wim Hof and what is The Wim Hof Method? Maybe you’ve stumbled upon some of the crazy documentaries on YouTube about Wim Hof or better known as The Iceman. This Dutch guy, is the reason why cold showers suddenly became super popular in today’s world. His technique The Wim Hof Method, is practiced by thousands of practitioners all over the world. If you’re keen on this cold shower thing, I suggest you start using his technique as well, to master your journey of NoFap cold showers! He has 26 Guinness world records under his belt, and one of them being swimming farthest under ice, in a distance of 57.5 meters! See, that is pretty amazing right? So if you practice what he preaches, you will be able to attain almost similar abilities, of course not only after a few days or months of training, but if you stick to his training, this is definitely not unachievable for you. We all believe we are super limited to what we can accomplish as humans, but this is really a limiting belief. You can achieve things that has never ever been achieved before by other humans, you just have to tap into that potential, by believing in yourself more, than what you currently believe. If you want to know how to do The Wim Hof Method, I suggest you check out this video, made by himself, where he explains everything you need to know, on how to do the method properly! In text, this is how you do it (Although I really suggest you check out his video): Get comfortable, sit in a cross-legged or half-lotus/lotus position if you know how to do that Take 30 power breaths (through nose or mouth – I prefer nose) – Do it quite heavily, so make sure you get all the air in and all the air out, until you feel tingling sensations in your head and body. Now hold your breath after the 30 power breaths, fill your lungs to the maximum capacity, without any force. Hold for as long as you can. You should hold your breath until you experience the gasp reflex. When experiencing the gasp reflex, inhale to full capacity, feel your chest expanding and when you’ve reached your full inhale capacity, hold the breath for 10 seconds and voila that is round 1. You can repeat this cycle for 3 more times. Enjoy the feelings and sensations that comes from this method, the more often you do this exercise, the longer you will be able to endure cold showers and many other exercises! If you are up for doing these cold showers and mastering your emotions and health, I suggest you check out "Wim Hof's book: Becoming the Iceman" on Amazon, which has become a really popular book and a bestseller amongst Cold Shower enthusiasts and Personal Development people! Conclusion on NoFap and Cold Showers So doing NoFap and cold showers are definitely a key to mastering your psyche, emotions, body and general health! It provides you with more testosterone, more energy, creativity and inspiration to live a life full of joy, peace and positive action! Doing the toughest things in life, are very often some of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Easy choices = Hard life, Hard choices = Easy life. That’s the way it works, it’s like a hidden phenomenon and law of the universe, that not many people are paying attention to nowadays. What you put in, is what you get out. If you’re looking at Netflix and smoking weed all day long, you aren’t going to achieve much, because all you do is consume and never put out. For everything to play in harmony in this universe, you have to see yourself as a participant, and start doing what you came here to do. When everybody starts to follow their hearts on this journey in life, and express their creativity, thoughts and actions, the world will blossom to a better place to live for all of us and all other living things and beings. I would say that it is your duty, to do what you came here to do. Start to follow your passion, and express yourself 100% authentically, like you never did before. Cold showers can be a big part of this, to move you into radical action, and overcoming the fear that life can impose on you, if you’re never doing such a radical thing as that. Cold showers is still just one little aspect that can improve your life, but cold showers and the general concept mechanism behind it, to face your fears or to eat that frog, is simply to face your fears right on, and that is the key to success in life and in nofap or semen retention! I can almost guarantee, that if you’re doing cold showers every single day, and nofap or semen retention + you start doing what you actually like to do, you set yourself up for massive success and you won’t experience any relapses, as long as you stay on track with these exercises! I guess this pretty much sums up the importance of doing nofap and cold showers, and how it can drastically improve your life. Check the full article here So, are you planning on doing cold showers?
  12. What is Semen Retention & Semen Retention Benefits? Semen retention is the act of retaining one’s sperm, in order to build up inner energy and transmute one’s sexual energy into productivity, instead of leaking one’s life force, and become involved in low-consciousness behavior. So it all boils down to, that you can’t ejaculate. You can still have sex and masturbate, just without sperming, which can be a bit tricky, but the Semen Retention community got you covered with various techniques, that I will also be sharing with you in this article! By rejecting ejaculations and allowing the body to reabsorb the semen, the body is then using this vital semen to improve overall physical health, emotional stability, cognitive functions and redirect that sexual energy into something more productive and more rational like building a business, improving relationships, learning something new etc. Semen Retention comes in various different expressions in different ancient cultures, but typically the Semen Retention community, is focusing primarily on the ancient Chinese perspective, but Egypt, Greece and Papa New Guinea, also took this concept of Semen Retention seriously. Chinese medicine and Qigong (Qigong is a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control, that leads to inner balance and fulfillment), has a deep focus on semen. “Jing” means sexual energy in Chinese, and this primal energy is getting reduced everytime a man has an ejaculation, which is called an “Energy suicide”. Jing is what we come from, Jing is the vital energy that made each of us human, it’s literally the most powerful energy in the universe, if you think about it. Via semen and “Jing”, you’re able to actually create another human being. It is life in it’s most living sense, and it creates life. Astonishing powers! It is called “Energy suicide”, because in the ancient China the typical opinion about semen was, that it was the primal energy of our life, it is the deep foundational ground pillar of your existence as a human being and all the vitamins and minerals it contains, has so much nutritional value, that you keep leaking over and over again, instead of transmuting that powerful energy into something productive, creative etc. Because that is literally what you can do with this powerful semen! The Semen Retention community is focusing a lot on the point of disrespecting and devaluing one’s semen, they want to break up with the old socially and scientifically accepted norm and belief that ejaculation should be healthy. By disrespecting and devaluing ones semen, the main point is, that if you keep leaking your semen all the time, without any reproductional goal, and you’re only doing it for the sake of a few seconds of euphoria, you’re literally shitting on yourself, because by leaking this golden semen all the time, you’re doing “Energy suicide”, as it was described in ancient China. What are the benefits of Semen Retention? The benefits are enormous, and they all can’t possibly be listed here, you have to experience the benefits for yourself, test out Semen retention for yourself (Give it minimum 4 weeks) and you’ll se huge beneficial gains by doing Semen Retention! Improved sense of life purpose Improved positive self-image Improved compassion Improved motivation Better memory Increased energy Increased productivity Increased creativity Increased focus and concentration Baseline of happiness and joy is raised drastically Better sleep And so much more! According to the ancient Chinese knowledge about Semen retention, the reason for all these benefits, are of course because of the vital, creative energy “Jing”, that balances your body completely, and makes you able to live in flow with life, and not out of balance. Don’t you think it’s worth giving it a try? Imagine you can have these semen retention benefits in your body, in 4 weeks, 4 freaking weeks, and you’re feeling immortal, and if you keep it up, it’ll only get better from that point on! If you’re truly serious about develop yourself and attain higher baselines for yourself, I’d definitely choose semen retention over nofap, as there is just more benefits to semen retention, but again it’s also a more difficult approach, I agree, but the benefits exceeds the hurdles. Can you even comprehend the power of all these benefits? Like, how really powerful they are? Imagine if you really had all these benefits, what you would amazingly profound life you would be able to create for yourself, and the way in which you would be influencing the world in a positive and powerful way! It’s important to mention that the benefits come at different speeds, it totally depends on your current history of sexual addiction and your current state of sexual maturity progress. Some people will feel the benefits starts to blossom within a few days of doing semen retention and for others it may take longer, but I can assure that you will feel some difference, within a month at least, and if you keep at it, and go all in, you will seriously get some powers you didn’t even know existed. If you remember we were talking about “Jing” earlier, the life force which you keep inside of you, that is the primal energy source of all good in your life, then it doesn’t take much to realize that if you keep leaking that energy over and over and over again, you’re depleting your body and mind. Which of course means that you’re operating from a very low level of energy. What you put out, is what you get. Low energy -> Low productivity -> Low results -> No semen retention benefits High energy -> High productivity -> High results -> High semen retention benefits Do you ever think about how you’re acting in your day to day life, in terms of consumption vs. production? Without an understanding of this principle, you will never gain any benefits of semen retention. Are you consuming more than you’re producing? You should make it a rule of thumb to always produce and do more, than consume more. Stop watching Netflix, browse social media, eat bad foods and engage in gossip, these are all weighing you down inside, because the deepest core of you, wants to express itself in creative and productive ways. It’s not for the funs that monks and other very conscious and enlightened beings are living an ascetic and spare life, and yet have a vibe and magnitude over them, that is out of this world. Living a lean life, minimalistic and frugal life is the key to happiness and a higher consciousness. What you put out into the world is what you get. Just like you can’t just sit on your couch every single day and watch TV and complain about you’re not reaching your goals, society is shit and you’re depressed. It’s logical that you don’t get the results that you want to achieve, when you don’t put out the energy that needs to be expressed. Maybe you’ve heard of the book “Think and grow rich, by Napoleon Hill” Maybe you haven’t – But just to sum it up, it’s a book about the most essential principles on how to attain a rich life. A bestseller with over 100.000 copies sold as of 2015. Napoleon Hill grew super rich in his financial and personal life, by observing what principles other succesful people were embodying. And a very underrated chapter in his book, is all about retaining ones semen. Where he explains the semen retention benefits of increased sexual energy that is then able to be transmuted into productive energy such as building a business etc. Here is a nice snippet from his other book ”Outwitting The Devil”: “Controlled sex supplies the magnetic force that attracts people to one another. It is the most important factor of a pleasing personality. It gives quality to the tone of the voice and enables one to convey through the voice any feeling desired. It serves, as nothing else can serve, to give motive-power to one’s desires. It keeps the nervous system charged with the energy needed to carry on the work of maintaining the body. It sharpens the imagination and enables tone to create useful ideas.It gives quickness and definiteness to one’s physical and mental movements. It gives one persistence and perseverance in the pursuit of one’s major purpose in life. It is a great antidote for all fear. It gives one immunity against discouragement. It helps to master laziness and procrastination. It gives one physical and mental endurance while under going any form of opposition or defeat. It gives one the fighting qualities necessary under all circumsatnaces for self-defense. In brief, it makes winners and not quitters.” When doing semen retention or nofap, you should be aware of not only the benefits, but also the consequences that may seem negative in the beginning, but carries a seed of positivty only. It may very likely be, that you will start to rise up to a higher level of consciousness when doing seminal retention, which means that you will give up bad habits and toxic relationships, start to think in new ways and express yourself much more authentically. This could result in you having to cut off friendships and other relationships that you deep inside of your core now is not good for your personal development, your energy or consciousness for that matter. This can be a very tough pill to swallow, and many don’t do it, even though they should. You should be satisfying yourself, and break free from the bondages of lower consciousness behavior and relations, and as you move up the consciousness ladder, the more conscious you get, the more you can consciously engage in helping people in a lower consciousness to rise up to a higher consciousness, this is what this work is also all about! Making a change in the world and inspiring other people to express themselves as spiritual beings. Raise the vibration of the people of the earth, create positivity and benefit from this higher consciousness, that is what we all need in these times! In fact, this is already happening, but not on a big enough scale. You have to bite the bullet, start listening to yourself and do whatever your heart tells you, don’t be so head, be more heart. Is Seminal Retention harmful? In order for you to gain full benefits of semen retention and not harm yourself, which can happen if you’re not doing it correctly, it is important that you do semen retention in the right way, and with the right intentions. Imagine this raw energy builds up, if you’re not doing anything with it, you can have a lot of stagnant energy, you can amplify your current state of mind, maybe negative emotions, prostate problems etc. If you’re just keeping your energy in your penile area, you are seriously messing up with your body, it’s so easy to release the energy to benefit from semen retention, you can do that in ways like karezza, neo’s etc. We will get into that later. To add on to this thing about your sexual energy, you can’t just go full on celibacy, as we as humans are just driven by this sexual power. It’s all about transmuting it. If you just want to throw in your sexual energy and sexual drive into a closet and close the door, imagine you being at a bach having a plastic beach ball trying to drown it in water, you can never drown it fully, the pressure in the water and the air in the beach ball, will shoot up the ball from the water. That’s exactly how your sexual energy works, and if your mindset is like this, you will never gain semen retention benefits or nofap benefits. So go with the flow. ”The sexual energy always finds a way to express itself.” Prostate issues if you’re not moving your energy around. Massage your penile area and massage your testicles everyday – that is also how to activate the production of hormones, you can use techniques like Microcosmic Orbit Technique on this, to circulate your energy and activated hormones around in your body, you’re super charging your energy, your health and it just feels great! You can also massage the prostate. You can externally massage the prostate through the perineum just by pressing in there and massaging it and there’s also a really great technique when you take a tennis ball, you sit on it. Essentially you might want to put like a towel or something about so it’s not directly on your skin, but you press, as you sit on the tennis ball directly on your perineum to really press into that area, so youre giving yourself like self acupressure there and that helps to break up any stagnant energy og energy blockages in your body. Any man should be doing this! It gives you so many benefits while doing semen retention. About 80% of all men who reach the age of 80 have prostate cancer cells in their prostate! And that is really a serious issue. This is one of the most neglected parts of our bodies, and when we neglect a part of ourselves that’s just asking for unconscious patterns to grow and disease to grow, so it’s important to be in your body to be embodied Handle Your Sexual Energy by Doing Qigong When on Semen Retention Qigong is the art of controlling and circulating ones piled sexual energy, to benefit from semen retention. The work consists of very gentle movements, repeated several times, often by stretching the body, then increasing the fluids in the body (blood, synovial, lymph and cerebrospinal fluids etc.) External and internal movements in Qigong, compared to western exercises, everything is primarily external (running, biking, weightlifting etc.) External and internal movement is required to experience the semen retention benefits fully. Qigong is not that popular in the west yet, because of our way of understanding language in the west, is so much more different than Chinese. So culture and language is really a blockage of westerners learning to do qigong, but luckily you’re here, reading about this, so why not start implementing this into your life and start to handle your sexual energy and raise your consciousness and gain the benefits of seminal retention? Qigong is often used for these following diseases/illnesses Cancer Internal organ ailments Poor circulation Nerve pain Back and joint problems General physical disease Handling sexual energy etc. Inner peace is a biproduct of doing Qigong. It brings you so much inner tranquility and clarity of mind, which then raises your awareness of your inner energies, and makes you capable of transforming this sexual energy from the semen retention, in the best way possible, to use this sexual energy as the driving force for the desired results you wan to achieve in your life. This is personally for me, one of the coolest benefits of semen retention when doing qi gong! Therefore Qigong is a really great practice, because it helps you crystallizing your mind and remove the pollution from your monkey mind, it makes you see clearly and know where to go on your journey. The practice of Qigong helps with managing stress, anger, anxiety, grief, depression, negative though patterns, brain fog etc. If you wish to learn more about the art and science of chinese energy healing and qigong, I suggest you check out this book ”The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Energy Healing”, It’s a really comprehensive and well-researched book, that is perfect for the beginner and even the advanced practitioner of Qigong. It explains the Qigong exercises as well as scientific and medical background on how it works. Maybe you’ve heard about energy blocks before, maybe not? But what I mean by energy blocks, is the same as, if you are on semen retention let’s say, and you’re completely rejecting your sexual location of your body, and just trying to distract yourself from it, you’re also rejecting the sexual energy and power that is building up. That avoidance of that energy and area, is then creating an energy block in that sexual area, which is then going to create all these physical and mental problems for you, if you don’t start to circulate this sexual energy around. Many people and monks who have tried to attain spiritual enlightenment, by doing very tough and daunting meditation techniques and other spiritual work, has damaged their body greatly, for not clearing their energy blocks, before going into this brutal meditation exercises, we don’t want to do that, we are only looking to gain the semen retention benefits, and not the disadvantages. Here are some really good exercises for transmuting your sexual energy via these of Qigong, you can use, when doing Semen Retention, trust me the benefits will be mind boggling! You should definetely check these exercises out, and the information available on this site! By the way, I think it is also important to mention, that Qigong is not associated with any cult or religious beliefs, it is an exercise typically used in the eastern world, to be able to handle ones internal energy, and gain the benefits, which is then useful for you as you’re doing semen retention. Semen Retention benefits VS. NoFap benefits – What is the difference? Semen retention benefits and NoFap benefits are actually not that far from each other. NoFap has these different modes of NoFap, like monk mode, hard mode, light mode, normal mode etc, and they all mean something different. Let me just recap the different NoFap modes here, so you know what I am talking about.. NoFap Light Mode You are allowed to engage in all physical sexual activity (You can masturbate, have sex or whatever..) No porn or fantasizing allowed Doesn’t really give many benefits NoFap Normal Mode You are not allowed to fap at all You are allowed to have sex with a partner Gives decent amount of benefits NoFap Hard Mode Strictly forbidden to fap at all times You are not allowed to have sex No porn, fantasizing, teasing thoughts etc. is allowed Gives a good amount of benefits NoFap Monk Mode Strictly forbidden to fap at all times Strictly forbidden to have sex at all times No toxic behavior of any kind (Quitting bad habits, Social media, etc.) Literally going full monk Best and fastest way to gain NoFap benefits VS. Semen Retention Allowed to engage in any sexual activity, as long as you are not leaking any drop of semen, you are allowed to orgasm via the help of Karezza and or NEO’s (will explain more in depth further down in the article) You are by the rules allowed to watch porn on Semen Retention, but you’re still blocking for some deeper benefits on semen retention when watching porn, as it is low consciousness and can damage your psyche, perception of the world etc. Critique on Semen Retention People don’t believe in the benefits of Semen Retention, because they don’t know how sexual energy is getting transmuted! I believe that NoFap is currently much more accepted on the web, compared to Semen Retention. Many people think of Semen Retention benefits as the biggest bullshit thing ever, that the semen is so valuable and so on. I understand that peoples egos wants to find something wrong with everything, but seriously, if you have an open mind and do some in depth research on the benefits of semen retention and how it all actually works, it should be so obvious that semen retention has some seriously positive benefits. I think we will see both the NoFap and Semen Retention communities grow much more from now on and many years into the future, maybe it will take form in new names, and new ways of doing it, but I am sure people will be more and more conscious of the way they use their semen. Especially if people started to use exercises like Karezza and NEO’s. It’s a win-win situation in my opinion, people just aren’t aware of these opportunities yet. I believe that the active community of semen retention is more mature and has maybe a bigger audience of people, typically adults who have studied things like Chinese medicines, acupuncture, qigong etc. although this is very raw and generalized, I believe this is how it is Nofap is more a starters stepping stone towards personal development for a younger audience, and older of course, but I think you can spot a difference in the maturity on the two subreddits – Not to diss on NoFap at all, I am just as much a supporter of NoFap as I am of Semen Retention, but in the online communities, I feel like the debate in Semen Retention is much more meaningful and deeper than NoFap, and you can have some seriously good debates in the semen retention subreddit. NoFap and Semen Retention is exponentially growing communities But I feel like the world is currently in a very chaotic state of collective mind, but at the same time, the light of hope is growing brighter for each day. It’s like so much chaos is going on, but at the same time people are waking up. More and more people are moving away from atheism, and turn towards buddhism, hinduism, zen buddhism, new age stuff etc. People need something bigger nowadays, and I feel like NoFap and Semen Retention is playing a big role in this collective awakening of society, as it reminds us of our organic homeostatic biological nature, and gives us semen retention benefits such as peace and balance in a super hectic world, because none of us can handle this stress all the time. Not only NoFap and Semen Retention is growing communities, just look at Meditation like mindfulness, visualization, yoga and so on, it’s really fascinating and definitely exciting times to be alive! The benefits of semen retention and nofap really has the powers to wake up the world! Check out the two subreddits here https://www.reddit.com/r/Semenretention/ https://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/ Can Seminal Retention Cure Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction? Sure, Seminal Retention or Semen Retention and even NoFap has the ability to help you with PIED, but you can’t rely on these tools only. You also have to practice energy work such as Qigong or other exercises like Hatha Yoga or maybe a combination of running and meditation and so on. Imagine if you’re only focusing on your sexual location on your body, then all your energy is stuck there, where your attention goes, energy flows. That is then blocking your blood flow to your veins, which can then lead to Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction. So start doing Semen Retention or NoFap and combine it with an exercise that is focusing on internal and external movement. I would suggest you to do Qigong, Meditation and Yoga, several times a week, for the optimal benefits of semen retention. Many people also combine NoFap or Seminal Retention with cold showers, fasting, weightlifting etc. Which is also of great benefit! Experiment and see what works for you, but remember to don’t be too hard on your body. Can Semen Retention Help With Hair Loss? Absolutely! Just dig around the internet a bit, and you’ll find literally tons of reports and reviews of people doing nofap and semen retention, who have reported that their hairline is coming back and their hair is getting much thicker and feels more healthy, also their skin is much better and many people even cured their acne, thanks to seminal retention! This just tells you something about the amazing powers semen has. So, what is the science behind this harloss? Hair loss is often due to too high Prolactin levels in the body, which then screws not only with your hair, but also internal biological systems, that maintain your hair and so on, so you’re just seeing the outer damage, not the inner. Excessive release of Dopamine by the Hypothalamus also inhibits Prolactin’s secretion. And as you may know, everytime you jerk off, you’re releasing dopamine. Check out this article here, for more information on the study of prolactin and hair loss… How To Lower High Prolactin Levels in Men? Primarily, Prolactin is responsible for stimulating the process of milk production in women, so they can breastfeed their kids (lactogenesis). This Prolactin is found in men as well, actively functioning in over 300 seperate processes. It’s recognized as a hormone with multiple purposes, with one of the widest ranges physiological actions of any hormone. It’s super important for salt and water regulation, metabolism, reproductive behavior, immune system, hormones, the brain and general overall health mentally and physically. High prolactin levels in homo sapiens, is often associated with nurturing and parenting behaviors. In women, prolactin can both strongly increase or decrease ones sexual desire, but this depends on various factors. In men, prolactin suppresses sexual behavior in rats. Higher levels of prolactin decrease the level of estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Although it’s more profound in women. Normal levels of prolaction enhances testosterone and sperm creation. Nonpregnant Women4-23 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or 4-23 micrograms per liter (mcg/L) Men3-15 ng/mL or 3-15 mcg/L Pregnant Women34-386 ng/mL or 34-386 mcg/L Children3.2-20 ng/mL or 3.2-20 mcg/L High prolactin in males can cause: Infertility Low testosterone Low sexual desire Erectile dysfunction A small benign tumor (microprolactinoma) is found in the pituitary of over one-third of women with high levels of prolactin. Hair loss Low prolactin is associated with ovary dysfunction in women. In men low prolactin is associated with: Low testosterone Erectile dysfunction Premature ejaculation Low sperm count Reduced sperm motility Decreased function of seminal vesicles In one study on low prolactin in men, normal sperm function was restored when prolactin levels were raised back to their correct values. In mice without prolactin receptors, the hair cycle is disrupted such that shedding occurred earlier and there was a reduced duration of the telogen phase. For more in depth information about prolactin, I suggest you take a look at this article. Supplements that decrease prolactin levels Mucuna Ginseng (Very powerful) Uridine + Glutamine Ginko Balboa What is Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm (NEO) A non ejaculatory orgasm, is a way to reach orgasm(s), without leaking your valuable semen. It’s accomplished by masturbating or having sex, but having intense control of your penis, you’re controlling your leakage of semen. So you’re literally riding the waves of edging, to such an extent that you reach a dry orgasm or a non ejaculatory orgasm. The word Karezza comes from the Italian word ”Carezza” which means ”Caress” in english. It’s almost like a yogic form of sexual interaction between a man and a woman. The intend in this sexual continence of Karezza or Coitus reservatus, is to have deep, spiritual and meaningful intercourse, by controlling the ejaculation of the man. Instead of ejaculating, the man attempts to remain at the plateu phase, where he never climaxes full on with ejaculation, but rather climaxes on the waves of upcoming orgasms, for as long as possible, which then results in a real orgasm, without ejaculating. This is quite interesting, and people have reported some really crazy benefits from doing this sexual tantric intercourse! I will tell you how to do Karezza in details in just a moment, don’t worry – But first, I just want to share this Karezza report from a reddit user, which I found really amazing and inspiring as well! Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm (NEO) Report From A Reddit User ” For one, it lasted for an hour and a half. I have never had sex for so long in my life (I’m 25, male). Everything was extremely slow, and pretty soon we were both in a state of intoxication as a result of being so deliberate and methodical with our bodies. We began to feel much more of every little sensation that comes with contact; brushing ankles together felt intense, I grabbed her hand and she felt chills down her whole body, the whole experience was like this. Towards the end, I expressed to her a desire for us both to try and see what an orgasm would feel like, even though I know that we need to avoid such things for karezza to be true karezza. We both indulged each other, and I can say, unequivocally, that the orgasm was intense, but not as intense as the moments of bliss that we were both experiencing throughout the night. If anything, the orgasm took both of us out of our blissful awareness of our bodies, which I attribute to the dopamine crash that I’ve read about. I even felt the effect of wanting to flee, of wanting to get away, but I am now aware of why that happens, so I managed to ignore it enough so that I still want to see her again. It all makes perfect sense now. There is no need for an orgasm, and anyone who has not tried karezza-style sex yet for fear of lack of orgasms, let me be the one to tell you that I had never known what heights of ecstasy were possible during sex, and the orgasm itself was far less pleasurable than the sex itself. Whoever thought to eradicate the orgasm from the sexual experience totally validated their idea with me and my partner’s experience last night. We both came away from that experience astonished. Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm changes my entire perception of sex. Many of the insecurities that people typically feel with sex, such as not being “good” at it, not having enough experience or whatever insecurity that can be performance-based, karezza dispels all of that. Everyone is good at cuddling. Everyone is good at moving so slowly that every single thrust, spread out minutes between each other, is so incredibly powerful, that there is no need for worry about how you will perform. There is no pressure. Even when my erection was less strong than it normally was, it didn’t matter, our hands were so charged that every caress had the impact a deep thrust would have had.” I hope this helped you to understand the depth and meaningful experience of Karezza, I was just really fascinated by his report of Karezza / Non ejaculatory orgasm, and it just says something about how rare this is in our society today, but this may be the sexual intercourse tool that we do need, to reestablish our personal deep connection to each other again, and become more present and gain the ultimate semen retention benefits. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/karezza/comments/uftxe/first_time_with_karezzastyle_sex_last_night/ How To Do Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm (NEO)? There is no exact step-by-step guide on how to do karezza, it’s all about how you want to do it, and the personal connection you to your partner. Although, the setting should be very relaxed, gentle, yin-yang attitude and some sort of spiritual mindset is needed to go into this intercourse. It’s a very gentle and soft intercourse, that requires you to whisper sweet words into her ears, accept her fully, accept yourself fully and go with the flow of love, let love itself take you, and be moved by that, and not thoughts or anything else, be present in the love, and you’ll be navigated around automatically, whatever your intuition tells you to do, follow that with full love and understanding. Lay side by side, or on top of each other, keep the penetration slow, soft and gentle to avoid any ejaculation and orgasm. The more you turn each other on, the more the connection will be vibrating and the love will be turned up in volume. Try to do the following things, without causing an orgasm: Give gentle kisses all over your partners body Whisper in your partners ear and compliment him or her Look into each others eyes with full love Kiss softly each others lips, eventually a soft bite in his/her underlip Make wordless sounds of contentment or pleasure in front of your partner Massage your partner Hug your partner with the intent to comfort them and eventually tell him/her that you love the person Comfort your partners genitals Make it a room full of acceptance, love and spiritual connection! The more often you do this Karezza, the more your semen retention benefits will grow Make a nice scenery, before doing Karezza, sprinkle flowers over your bed and play some soft music, eventually buy some chocolate What is The Goal of Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm (NEO) The goal with Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm, is to create a much higher vibrating connection with your partner and to become more loving, accepting and intimate with each other. This is one of the ultimate semen retention benefits, Increased closeness you could say. Give it a try for atleast a month and see what happens, I almost promise you, that if you do it the correct way, you’re doomed to have tons of benefits in your relationship and your personal life as well, you will be much more comfortable and less neurotic in your day to day life, start to appreciate the world and yourself so much more! In case you want to go deeper and want to learn more about Karezza, I highly suggest you check out: Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships by Marnia Robinson What Are The Benefits of Semen Retention / Karezza / Non Ejaculatory Orgasm? Helps with bladder problems Helps with painful menstruation Helps with prostate cancer Gives you more energy in life Gives you more confidence Gives you a more loving perspective towards the world and other people More calmness and less neurotic behavior Overall a better health on all levels, physically, psycholygically and emotionally I hope you were able to get some valuable information from this ultimate guide to semen retention benefits and NoFap benefits anno 2019! In case you got any feedback, please leave or comment or contact me in the contact section! I wish you all the best on your journey, and I hope you stick around! 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